This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.


Some Input Please On Who's Coming To Town

It's been known for a couple weeks that Michael Reagan and Grover Norquist were coming to town to speak to the local nutters. But this morning found out the bell of the ball will be making an appearance-none other then that hateful bigoted Minnesota dumb bitch Michele Bachmann.

This conference is for two days and costs $250. Having this woman attend to me puts this in a different light. Understand that Steamboat Springs is not a very large city 10,000 at best and voted Democratic the last election. But there's money here and it's big money or else these players of the Republican Party could care squat about coming here.

My first thought on this was this is possibly a perfect opportunity for national exposure highlighting just how far off base these people really are. And the way that is done is that you have all kinds of lefties show up with their guns. First of all they are not expecting any type of protest I'm sure not here in Ski Town USA. Sure as hell don't want no bad publicity but if you read here often you saw where last January a decorated soldier was attacked on Main Street and later died of his injuries.

My point is that it's time to turn the tables on these people and maybe this type of action could have the possibility of having their previous actions backfire on them. There is no way that I can organize something like this but I have put out a couple feelers because this is not well known outside of this community that major players of the Republican Party are coming here to play their games.

Guns may seem a bit extreme for our side but they only have to be seen just a little bit and then an educated spokesman could explain what the dynamics are really about. It just seems to me there is an opportunity here that should not be lost and I am curious to what others may think.

Thanks, OF

Update- I would prefer there not to be guns and maybe I'm nervous because soon I'll be real close to some of the most evil people known anywhere.


  1. I hope you can drum up a large crowd for the event, packing or not. And don't forget the cameras. Nutters love having their picture taken.

    And do congratulate MB on her Dickipedia entry.

  2. What I would do is identify these people who attend and enjoy portraying themselves as locals, yet have other interest beyond Steamboat and write an op ed the following week which questions their attendance.

    Shame is powerful. Especially when it's local.

    If it's anything like where I live it would have a huge impact.

    Hell, I would announce it before the event and shame them from attending.

  3. The Dems have nobody to blame for this outbreak of ignorance but themselves. For all their veneer of thoughtfulness and inclusiveness the work they do in our capital works against the voters who put them in place. Every action they contemplate is filtered thru an attempt to please their opponents. They never understand the cold fact that the people who didn't vote for them would cut their fucking throats if left to their own devises. There are very few brave men and women and even fewer of them are Democrats. As Madonna said years ago, "Money changes every thing."

  4. This from someone who has the power to get the ball rolling.

    Personally, I wouldn't want to distract from pushing people to show up at healthcare town halls. If we can will that, republicans will be further pushed into a permanent minority.

    This will go nowhere.

  5. I'd think long and hard about packing against the nutters unless your wearing full combat gear. They're crazy enough to shoot and then get off with a sympathetic jury after they bury you. They have no qualms about shooting an unarmed man in church.

  6. Sorry to hear that Steamboat Springs has to put up with this sort of crap. We just had the Hannity hate concert tour through here with Pamela Geller headed to area in November for a $250 ticket stupid-fest but this is Texas. How this lunatic stays in office is beyond me.

    FYI...At one time, I worked for Rocky Mountain Airways that operated out of the S/boat Springs STOLport to Denver. Loved it up there!

  7. 250 here too Willis.

    So did a friend/cousin/classmate who has been back working for Frontier. You probably know him Initials are JF.

    I'll just stay away more than likely.